The Local Lettings Market + Legislation Update

Firstly, let’s look at the market: We were quite glad to see the end of 2021 as from June it became incredibly difficult to get the majority of maintenance carried out in anything like the timescales we had been accustomed to. This was down to several issues, namely; the pandemic causing trades staffing shortages and/or […]

The Big City Sleepout 2

Hi, Welcome to The Big City Sleepout on 16th December 2019. Thank you for showing interest in braving the winter cold and raise funds for young homeless people in Brighton & Hove. The Clock Tower Sanctuary has been open for 21 years, helping 16-25 year olds who are homeless or insecurely housed. Over the winter […]

Landlord Obligations UK

Hello, This week we are looking at Landlord obligations for a new Tenancy. At Bishop Sullivan’s we use a double sided checklist for a property coming onto the market through to closing the file down after the Tenant has moved in. It is definitely not ‘just clicking a few buttons’ which we often hear! Why […]

How to rent with pets

Hello, This week were are looking at Tenants with pets and I have 8 tips to help you source the right property. Earlier this year Zoopla research confirmed the search term ‘pets’ as the 3rd most popular in UK. This coincides with an increase in UK pet ownership in recent years. You may recall the […]

Why the Housing Crisis leads to Homelessness

Hello, As the weather gets wetter and colder thoughts always turn to those less fortunate. This blog is looking at the drivers for homelessness and there is a sneak peak of a charity event coming up at the end if you want to help make a difference. Govt Policy Politicians are supposed to be there […]

How to prepare a rental property for tenants

Hello, So you’ve got a property but are not sure what to do before marketing? Well luckily for you I have a 7 point checklist below. Before you spend the bucks just remember this is an investment so you need to always consider longevity over a high end finish for the mass market. It is […]

How to Minimise Tenancy Deposit Deductions

Hello, This blog is aimed at Tenants looking to minimise deposit deductions at the end of a Tenancy. Just a bit of legal know-how first: As you may be aware there are 3 deposit schemes TDS, MyDeposits and DPS All UK Tenancy deposits are a maximum of 5 weeks since 1-JUN-19 The deposit must be […]

The Best Rental Investment for Landlords is…

Hello again, This blog will be looking at the rapidly growing professional HMO market, why you should get involved and how to do it. In short that 4 bed house you have in Hove which is getting £1,750 PCM could easily be achieving somewhere around £3,000 PCM. The 2 bed house you have in Southwick […]

The Tenant Fees Ban – what is banned and why?

The Tenant Fees Ban In this post we will look at what the ban is, why it happened, what it will do to the market and what the exact requirements of Landlords and Letting Agents are. The Tenant Fees Act 2019 comes into effect on 1-JUN-19 whereupon Landlords and Letting Agents will not be able […]